Zimbabwe is set to print its own version of the US dollar in order to ease severe cash shortages in the country.
In footage from the White House, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are seen dancing with R2-D2 and some stormtroopers to celebrate Star Wars Day.
An Indian court hands life sentences to four men convicted of killing two Mumbai men trying to protect their female friends from being molested.
Red Bull drop Daniil Kvyat and replace him with Toro Rosso's Max Verstappen following a calamitous Russian Grand Prix.
The head of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party loses a final appeal against his death sentence for war crimes during the war of independence from Pakistan.
The decision to open the World of Warcraft movie in China is the culmination of a decade-long love affair between the game and the country, writes the BBC's Tessa Wong.
Scientists create a portable blood glucose measure for diabetics which uses microwaves instead of pricking the skin.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has told the BBC that the impeachment process against her is "illegitimate and illegal".
Police raid a Hong Kong beauty salon and arrest 11 women, after customers accused it of offering fraudulent medical treatments.
One of Africa's largest slums has become the unlikely home to a burgeoning community of child citizen journalists.
Brazil's beleaguered President Dilma Rousseff tells the BBC she is an "innocent victim" and vows to fight on, as attempts to impeach her gather pace.
Russian military intervention helps President Assad's forces regain the control of territory in Syria.
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An Australian police officer fights off eagles to save the life of his adopted baby kangaroo.
More than 30 people are injured after an Etihad Airways flight hit "severe and unexpected' turbulence flying into Indonesia.
Nigeria's ethnic Fulani herders are said to be the world's fourth deadliest militant group - the BBC's Naziru Mikailu asks who they are and what they are fighting for.
A state of emergency is declared in Canada's Alberta province, after a wildfire forces all 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray to flee their city.
The health benefits of cycling and walking outweigh the negative effects of air pollution, a UK study suggests.
The NHS choir that beat Justin Bieber to the UK's Christmas number one spot in 2015 signs a film deal to tell its story of success.